Assoc. prof. Dr. Vaidas Petrulis

Date of birth

07 May 1976


Bachelor’s degree in art history and theory (Vytautas Magnus University, 1999)
Master’s degree in theory and history of architecture (Vytautas Magnus University, 2001)
Master’s degree in history of culture (Cultural History/Baltic Sea Region studies, Master of Arts. University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 2003)

Professional qualification, academic degree  (year and university)

PhD in Humanities, History and theory of arts (Vytautas Magnus University, 2005)

Employer and position (period)

Research Centre for History of Architecture and Heritage, Institute of Architecture and Construction, KTU. Head of the research centre (from 06 January 2009) and senior research fellow (from 02 June 2008).
Department of Architecture and Land Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, KTU, associate professor (from 01 September 2011).

Other employers and positions

 Department of Architecture, VAA KAF, PhD, lecturer.

Academic field

Humanities (H000)

Academic direction

Art history and theory (03H)

Areas of academic interest

History and theory of modern architecture;
Theory of heritage protection and modern processes in heritage protection;
Architecture in interwar Lithuania (1918-1940);
Architecture in Soviet Lithuania.

Delivered subjects or courses (Study type and programme)

Modern architecture (BA, Faculty of Arts, Vytautas Magnus University,  from 2008);
Critical analysis of architecture (MA, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, KTU; Department of Architecture, VAA KAF, from 2010);
History of Architecture (Department of Architecture, VAA KAF)
Architectural styles and directions (BA, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, KTU, from 2011).

Other professional activity

Research project financed by Lithuanian Board of Sciences:

National programme of Lithuanian Board of Sciences ‘Valstybė ir tauta: paveldas ir tapatumas’ / ‘State and nation: heritage and identity’. Project ‘Skaitmeninis Lietuvos architektūros istorijos ir paveldo archyvas’ / ‘Digital archives of Lithuanian architecture history and heritage’ ( Duration: September 2010 - June 2013. Project manager. Project under implementation.
National programme of Lithuanian Board of Sciences ‘Valstybė ir tauta: paveldas ir tapatumas’ / ‘State and nation: heritage and identity’. Project ‘Paveldotyra: materialumo ir nematerialumo aspektai Lietuvos tarpukario (1918-1940) architektūroje’ / ‘History and theory of heritage: material and immaterial aspects of interwar Lithuanian architecture (1918-1940). Duration: September 2012 - December 2014. Project manager. Project under implementation.

Expert activity:

Member of the third immovable cultural heritage evaluation board, Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture.

Membership in organisations:

ICOMOS Lithuanian national committee office, member.
DOCOMOMO International, member.

Personal skills and competences

Foreign languages: Russian (fluent), English (fluent), German (basic).

Computer skills: MS Office, Adobe Photoshop

List of the most important academic, methodological and creative works produced over the last five years



Drėmaitė M., Petrulis V., Tutlytė J. Architektūra sovietinėje Lietuvoje / Architecture in Soviet Lithuania. Vilnius: VAA publishing house, 2012.




Articles in other reviewed publications


Petrulis V. Kultūros namai kaip socialistinės Lietuvos kaimo modernizacijos elementas (Culture house as an element of village modernisation in Soviet Lithuanian), Journal of Architecture and Urbanism, 2012, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 161–169.
Petrulis V. Sovietinės Lietuvos architektūrinio palikimo įpaveldinimo sociokultūrinės kontraversijos (Sociocultural controversies of awarding the status of heritage to Soviet Lithuanian architectural heritage objects), Journal of Architecture and Urbanism, 2012, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 9–15.
Migonytė V., Petrulis V. Kauno tarpukario (1918-1940) architektūros reikšmė ir galimybės vertinant šiuolaikinės paveldosaugos požiūriu (Significance and possibilities of Kaunas interwar architecture (1918-1940) from the modern heritage perspective), Kauno istorijos metraštis, 2012, Vol. 12, pp. 191–202.
Petrulis V. The heritage of Kaunas interwar modernism: a successful part of European cultural route? Ecological architecture 2011, 13 October, 2011, Kaunas, Lithuania: international conference proceedings. Kaunas University of Technology, pp. 99–104.
Petrulis V. Modernistinės estetikos apraiškos tarpukario Lietuvos architektūrinėje mintyje (Manifestations of modern aesthetics in interwar Lithuanian architecture), Urbanistika ir architektūra, Vilnius: Technika, 2010, Vol. 34, No. 5, pp. 262–269. 
Petrulis V. Architektūros politikos apraiškos Lietuvos tarpukario (1918-1940 m.) periodikoje: tarp reprezentacijos ir socialinio teisingumo (Manifestations of architecture policies in interwar (1918-1940)  Lithuanian periodicals: between representation and social justice), Urbanistika ir architektūra, 2009, No. 33 (2), pp. 126–134.
Petrulis V. Erdvinės lietuvių tautinio stiliaus politikos projekcijos 1918-1939 m. (Spatial projections of Lithuanian folklore style policy during 1918-1939), Meno istorija ir kritika 4. Menas ir tapatumas. Kaunas: Vytauto didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 2008, pp. 35–48.





Petrulis V. Architektas Petras Janulis: tarp modernistinių idealų ir sovietmečio sąlygų (Architect Petras Janulis: between modern ideals and Soviet conditions) in: Petras ir Alfonsas Januliai, compiler V. Almonaitytė-Navickienė. Kaunas, 2011, pp. 39-59.
Petrulis V. Campus of Kaunas University of Technology; Funeral Undertaking in Kaunas, in: Living and Dying in the Urban Modernity: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, edited by Claes Caldenby & Ola Wedebrunn, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 2010, pp. 11-112; 124-127.
Petrulis V. Architektūros profesorius Jurgis Vanagas: mąstant globaliai – veikiant lokaliai (Architecture professor Jurgis Vanagas: global thinking – local action). Archiforma, 2009, No. 1–2, pp. 58–64.
Petrulis V. Alfredas Gytis Tiškus: architektūrinės idėjos ir projektai (Alfredas Gytis Tiškus: architectural ideas and projects), in: Architektas Alfredas Gytis Tiškus, compilers V. Lumbis, D. Raišutis. Klaipėda: Lithuanian Architects Association Klaipėda division, 2009, pp. 13–21.
Petrulis V. V. Stausko mokslo darbai ir edukacinė veikla (V. Stauskas’ research works and educational activity), in: Architektas Vladas Stauskas. Kūrybos ir mokslo keliu, compiler L. Vaitys. Vilnius: Archiforma, 2008, pp. 50–61.
Petrulis V. Die Utopie des Socialismus: die vierte Dimension, in.: Shöne neue Welt. Zur Umgestaltung von Städten in Mittel- und Osteuropa, ed. Barbara Barsh. Berlin: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., 2008. pp. 79–90.
Petrulis V. Architektūros idėjos tarpukaryje. 1. Politika ir tautiškumas (Interwar architectural ideas. 1. Politics and nationality). Archiforma, 2008, No. 1, pp. 84–88.
Petrulis V. ‘Akropolis’ shopping and entertainment centre, Kaunas, Project baltia, 2008, No. 1, pp. 42–45.
Petrulis V. Architektūros idėjos tarpukaryje. 2. Modernumo sampratos (Interwar architectural ideas. 2. Perception of modern design). Archiforma, 2008, No. 2, pp. 80–87.
Petrulis V. Architektūros idėjos tarpukaryje. 3. Urbanistinė savivoka (Interwar architectural ideas. 3. Perception of urban design), Archiforma, 2008, No. 3–4, pp. 111–117.
Petrulis V. Facing the Modern Movement: Post-soviet Laboratory of Memory. Case of Lithuania [CD-ROM]. Quebec: ICOMOS 16th General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium publications. Quebec, Canada, 29 September – 4 October 2008.





Petrulis V. The inheritance of ‘dispersive modernism’ as a process of cultural dialog between modernism and postmodernism (poster presentation) // 12th International Docomomo Conference, Espoo, Finland, 11-12 August 2012.
Petrulis, V. Architectural discourse as an instrument for Soviet ideology: experience of Lithuania // Symposium „Architectural history as [applied] science“, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2011.
Petrulis, V. The heritage of Kaunas Intewar Modernism: a successful part of European Cultural Route? // International conference ‘Ecological architecture 2011’, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, 2011.
ICOMOS 16th General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium. Quebec, Canada, 29 September - 4 October 2008. Poster presentation: ‘Safeguarding the MoMo: Post-Soviet Laboratory of Memory (Case of Lithuania).’
Petrulis V. Teoriniai sovietmečio architektūros įpaveldinimo iššūkiai (Theoretical challenges of awarding the status of heritage to Soviet architecture objects) // Scientific conference: ‘(Ne)užvaldyti prisiminimai: sovietinio laikotarpio tyrimų problemos’. Kaunas, Vytautas Magnus University, 13-14 November 2008.